Ready for December?

December 4, 2018

  “It is December and nobody asked if I was ready.”   – Sarah Kay Is anybody ready?! One day the trees were full and colorful – the next day they’re drooping under the weight of heavy snow.  Or so it seems.  What a winter wake up call. And what a mood adjuster for all of us […]

November Anticipation

November 4, 2018

         “In November, you begin to know how long the winter will be.”-Martha Gelhorn A spectacular but fleeting fall, no thanks to a couple of back to back wind storms, has ushered in November perhaps a bit sooner than we all would like. The first dusting of snow.  Stick (stuck) season.  We turn those […]

Here’s to October

October 3, 2018

   “The end of summer is not the end of the world. Here’s to October…” –  AA Milne October is a month of enjoying summer activities on crisp clear days and enjoying the creature comforts of the fall months without the guilt! Worlds are colliding in a very good way! A day spent hiking, cycling, […]

Fall into September

September 4, 2018

  “We know that in September we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage.  We will welcome summer’s ghost.” – Henry Rollins September is a ghost that can haunt me anytime.  Clearly it conjures up a sense of sadness about summer’s end and nervous anticipation of winter’s beginning but this month of green […]

Active August

August 2, 2018

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, like the highest seat in a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The first week of August is motionless and hot.”   –  Natalie Babbit There is something about August that straightens us up and we re-evaluate our summer strategy- school shopping […]

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July is a Scorcher!

July 2, 2018

“God it was hot. Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk, this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken!”     –     Rachel Caine Ain’t that the truth.  This will turn out to be one of those good old fashioned  torrid, dog day, fiery, greenhouse effect, sweltering Fourth of July celebrations! […]

Spectacular June

June 3, 2018

“It was June and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine powdered gold over the grassy hillsides.” Maud Hart Lovelace Flowery prose perhaps but I have to say that after this spring, June arrived in spectacular fashion.   There is no better time in the valley than in June.  Umbrellas going up.  Lawns being mowed.  All […]

Marvelous May

May 2, 2018

“ May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” Spring takes it’s own sweet time here in Vermont and sometimes it’s a flyover season and we’re right into summer. But when spring finally does appear there is nothing like it. Fresh cool air, giddy rushing streams, and all […]

April’s Promise

April 2, 2018

“Why are people so tired on April 1st? Because they just finished a 31 day March!” -Unknown Did we ever! Despite having to sharpen our driving and shoveling skills with the back to back to back Nor’ Easters, the snow was a welcomed sight for winter enthusiasts and the ski areas. Now what are we […]

Muddy March

March 7, 2018

“In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.” -John Steinbeck John Steinbeck neglected to mention all of the cars that have sunk beneath the ground as February and now March put their punctuation mark on our dirt roads. Yes March (and April) can boast some […]